The ancient Herford District borders onto Lower Saxony, and is closely linked in history to the ancient Saxon tribes of this area. It covers land between the two great mountain chains in this region of Germany: the Wiehengebirge to the north and the great Teutoburg Forest to the south.
Herford District Map
Towns & Villages in the Herford District
The district capital of Herford was founded by Charlemange as a safe “ford” across the river Werre, and it has always been of importance to the area and its people. In this beautiful and enlightening town you will now find a huge number of fairs, music concerts, and festivals throughout the year to keep you interested — and to keep you coming back. ;-)
The Weser river to the north winds its way past the great 12th century town of Vlotho on its banks; and secrets even more ancient await you in the village of Bünde. There have been 30 million-year-old fossils unearthed there, including those of toothed whales and manatees!
And digging still continues…